Through online voting, Sobhita had earlier won the Miss Photogenic and the Miss Eco Beauty Title contests. However, she couldn't make it to the shortlist at the pageant at Versailles Palace in Alabang.

The 16 semi-finalists are Miss Austria, Miss Turkey, Miss Korea, Miss Chile, Miss Mexico, Miss France, Miss China, Miss Mauritius, Miss Thailand, Miss Spain, Miss Poland, Miss US, Miss Philippines, Miss South Africa, Miss Venezuela and Miss Serbia.

Miss Earth 2012 Tereza Fajksová from Czech Republic will crown her successor at the end of the pageant. Miss India Nicole Faria won the international pageant back in 2010.

(Agencies)

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